After being deemed worthy by Batman to become the new Robin, Tim Drake sets off for France to study specialized fighting techniques under an ancient master. But before long, Robin's training is sidetracked when he finds himself working together with a maverick DEA agent and a deadly female assassin in order to stop the modern day release of the Bubonic plague. Learning street fighting and martial arts from his new companions, Robin endures a baptism of fire as he discovers the danger of living a life based on anger and revenge.
This paperback contains the following comic books:
- Batman #455 (Identity Crisis, Part One)
- Batman #456 (Without Fear of Consequence)
- Batman #457 (Master of Fear)
- Robin #1 (Big Bad World)
- Robin #2 (The Shepardess)
- Robin #3 (The Destroying Angel)
- Robin #4 (Strange Company)
- Robin #5 (The Dark)
- This paperback features an introduction by writer Chuck Dixon, dated April 11th, 1991.